New business aims to be top dog of Casper’s food truck scene

Mickale Ireland preps a hotdog at the grill as his father, Jason, can take orders through the soft opening of The Hangry Canine foods truck on Wednesday afternoon in Casper. (Dan Cepeda, Oil Town)

CASPER, Wyo. – Kimberly Ireland was on family vacation with her husband Jason previously this yr and all of a sudden realized some thing was lacking in Casper’s foodie scene.

“We went to a incredibly hot puppy joint and went, ‘these are wonderful,’” she stated. “We don’t have anywhere in Casper in which we can get specialty canines.”

The elevated very hot puppies she liked in Las Vegas inspired her to enter the puppy-try to eat-doggy foodstuff truck company back home.

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“We kicked all over the strategy of opening up a brick-and-mortar restaurant and at some point resolved, ‘Hey, we really like food stuff vans and we stick to them almost everywhere.’”

The shorter turnaround time from notion to receiving wheels on the ground was aided when they observed a utilised meals truck for a reasonable price. With only the addition of a two-burner gasoline stove, they ended up completely ready for the delicate opening on Wednesday of their new development, The Hangry Pet.

A purchaser walks away with her buy from The Hangry Pet food items truck on Wednesday at Mobil Onsite Oil in Casper. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)

“We have been all set for a silent opening to get all the kinks labored out, but that is not how it took place,” she stated.

As an alternative, they got slammed.

“[We were busy] from the minute we pulled up to the minute we still left,” she explained on Wednesday afternoon. “It was tremendous help from Casper, just superb.”

The pet dogs are 1/4 all-beef, each and every wrapped in bacon and “grilled to perfection,” stated Kimberly. Supporting substances are home-designed, together with the chili, which can be requested on a pet and also as a aspect.

Kimberly Ireland is effective the kitchen as her partner Jason and son Mickale run the register and grill in the course of the smooth opening for the Hangry Dog food stuff truck in Casper. (Dan Cepeda, Oil Town)

“We have a spicy pineapple blend that we toss on the grill when it’s requested, [and] so is the sauerkraut,” she explained. The spice in the pineapple mix arrives from a chili they ordered from Texas, she included. They give classic toppings like chili and cheese, but also mix issues up with a product cheese and BBQ sauce choice which she explained was preferred on Wednesday. One more preferred item is the nacho pet, which capabilities sour product, jalapeños, cheese and tortilla chips. “Not your typical fixings on a scorching pet,” she reported.

For sides they give her house-made chili, mac and cheese and freshly slash fries, which regrettably weren’t offered on their opening working day thanks to an unforeseen fryer malfunction.

(Dan Cepeda, Oil Metropolis)

The bookings have started out piling up, she said, with dates established at numerous breweries and firms.

They are on the lookout for a bread vendor to ultimately offer freshly built buns, she claimed.

With the unexpectedly huge turnout on Wednesday, Kimberly and her support were understandably dog-worn out.

“We’re eventually property,” she mentioned above the telephone. “I’m gonna go acquire a nap.”


Details and schedules for The Hangry Dog food items truck can be observed here at their Facebook page.

Barbara J. Miriam

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